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How a New Science of Cities Is Emerging from Mobile Phone Data Analysis

Por • 30 ene, 2014 • Category: sociologia

Study the way people make mobile phone calls in metropolitan areas and you can see a city breathe, say computer scientists. Mobile phones have generated enormous insight into the human condition thanks largely to the study of the data they produce. Mobile phone companies record the time of each call, the caller and receiver ids, as well as the locations of the cell towers involved, among other things. The combined data from millions of people produces some fascinating new insights in the nature of our society. Today, computer scientists have gone one step further by using mobile phone data to map the structure of cities and how people use them throughout the day. “These results point towards the possibility of a new, quantitative classification of cities using high resolution spatio-temporal data,” say Thomas Louail at the Institut de Physique Théorique in Paris and a few pals.